Vaginal Infections (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
You should seek medical care any time if you have pain. Although vaginal infections may cause unpleasant itching, they should not cause pain.
Call for an appointment with your health care practitioner if this is the first time that vaginal yeast infection symptoms have occurred, or if you are unsure if you have a yeast infection. (If you are sure that you have a yeast infection, you can treat the disorder with over-the-counter medications.) If your symptoms do not respond to one course of over-the-counter medications, you may not have a yeast infection and you should see your doctor.
Vaginal yeast infections, although uncomfortable, are usually not life-threatening. You should see your health care provider. In addition, seek care for any of the following:
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